This is the story of how I made this ice cream box as a motivation for a job vacancy.
Normally, like any other person, I would just sent my CV and job motivation. But this company said to surprise them, so they could do nothing else but welcome me with baloons and champagne. I saw this as an challenge and so the thinking process began….
My initial thought was to let my motivation be printed on a cake and bring this to the company. But then looking further, I came across the idea of an ice cream box. The idea is that I would deliver a box with toppings and other products needed for delicious ice cream, but leave the ice cream itself out. So when they would invite me for a job interview, I would bring the missing ice cream. And so I did.
I still thought it was a bit to unpersonal, so I decided to link my qualities to the ingrediets in the box. Some of them were easy for me to link, while others where more of a free, farfetched link.
On the top I chose for the text "to break the ice", which is a Dutch saying for; starting a conversation.
I decided to tell the company I was bringing something by, so I had no real job interview at that time. The package was a big surprise, the company loved it. They had never recieved anything like this before.
Do you wanna make an original ice cream job motivation?
Here is what you will need:
- A box
- Tag for the top of the box
- A cv or motivation printed out
- 6 mini mason jars
- Tags with your talents on it related to your choice of ingredients!
- Tag with "I will bring the ice cream if you invite me for a job interview." (Or something alike)
- Plastic bag
Ingredients in te box, i used:
- Caramel sauce
- Chocolate sauce
- Mini nuts
- Icecream cones
- (Ice cream for your follow up interview)
Here is what you need to do:
Glue the tag on top of the box and glue your CV/motivation on the top of the inside of the box. Fill the jars with the toppings you chose. Put the cones in a plastic bag. Add the tags with your talents to your ingredients with a nice ribbon. Place all the items in such a way you think looks fantastic! Pick a clear and visual spot for the ice cream-job interview card. That's it, your very original ice cream job motivation box!
Would you consider making something like this for a job interview?